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Re: New to CVS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: New to CVS
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 10:38:46 -0400 (EDT)

Rob Beach writes:
>       As the subject says i'm new to CVS and from what I have read about it, 
> it
> sounds really good. "BUT" I was wondering if it can handle excel .xls files
> ? and word .doc files the same way it can handle .txt files ? as I am
> looking for something that can do what cvs can do but i have spreadsheets
> that about two or three people will need to edit and update at a time. At
> the min they have to wait for each other to get out of the file.

No.  It can store them, but it can't automatically merge changes the way
it can with text files.  (Unless you already have tools that can merge
changes and apply the patches that have been posted here to allow CVS to
use external merge tools.)

-Larry Jones

Whatever it is, it's driving me crazy! -- Calvin

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